Endoscopic Ultrasound

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 366--370

Has the role of EUS in rectal cancer staging changed in the last decade?


Angad Singh Uberoi, Manoop S Bhutani 
 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manoop S Bhutani
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Houston, Texas
USA

The need for effective diagnosis, staging, and treatment of rectal cancer cannot be overstated. Accurate staging of rectal cancer has wide-ranging implications, including therapeutic strategy and prognosis. A change in stage may lead to the need for preoperative neoadjuvant therapy to decrease the risk of recurrence. The modalities commonly used for the primary staging of rectal cancer include EUS, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. EUS may be accompanied by the use of EUS-fine-needle aspiration to provide cytological confirmation. In this review, we take a deeper look into the role of EUS in the accurate staging of rectal cancer, how it compares to other modalities for the same, and how its role has changed in the last decade.


How to cite this article:
Uberoi AS, Bhutani MS. Has the role of EUS in rectal cancer staging changed in the last decade?.Endosc Ultrasound 2018;7:366-370


How to cite this URL:
Uberoi AS, Bhutani MS. Has the role of EUS in rectal cancer staging changed in the last decade?. Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jun 18 ];7:366-370
Available from: http://www.eusjournal.com/article.asp?issn=2303-9027;year=2018;volume=7;issue=6;spage=366;epage=370;aulast=Uberoi;type=0